Reinforcing a crack with a Bow Tie Joint
Here is a video (in three parts) of a demonstration I did for Urban Specialty Hardwoods making a bow tie or butterfly joint. This is useful for stopping the progression of a stress crack often found in slab lumber. enjoy!
Monday, February 9, 2015
I have been working to improve my shop function and especially my lathe area. The most urgent need is a good dust collection for all the sanding I do. Not only am I sanding my turned projects on the lathe, but I also have a 12" sanding disk and A inflatable drum sand that I use other sanding projects. Both create lots of fine dust. Up until now, I have been using a small vent adapter with my shop vac, but I recently came across this hood idea from a video by robo hippy on youtube. This turner has a great channel with all great videos for the woodturner, but the one titled "Bowl Sanding Hood" was the perfect solution for my dust collecting needs. Here is a follow-up video on his. enjoy!